Valencia stun deflated Barcelona to win Copa del Rey

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Barcelona wanted a trophy to ease their Champions League heartache but instead fell to another shock defeat as Valencia pulled off a thrilling 2-1 victory on Saturday to win the Copa del Rey.

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Valencia’s Spanish forward Rodrigo Moreno holds up their trophy fater winning the 2019 Spanish Copa del Rey (King’s Cup) final football match between Barcelona and Valencia on May 25, 2019 at the Benito Villamarin stadium in Sevilla. – Barcelona wanted a trophy to ease their Champions League heartache but instead fell to another shock defeat as Valencia pulled off a thrilling 2-1 victory today to win the Copa del Rey. (Photo/ AFP)

Chasing a record fifth consecutive triumph, Barca were undone by a relentless and gutsy Valencia side, who hung on after Lionel Messi pulled a goal back to set up a dramatic finish in Seville.

By then, Valencia were already two up, Kevin Gameiro and Rodrigo scoring twice in 13 frantic first-half minutes, after the latter spurned a golden early chance that…



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